Associate Editor’s Message: Critical Care Without Borders

I am delighted to welcome y’all to the Summer 2022 edition of the PCICS Newsletter. Summer travel this year has been impacted by the high prices, long lines at the airports, and staff shortages across the airline industry (we all know a thing or two about understaffing). However, worry not – our Editorial team is…

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Editor’s Message

As we all settle into a phase of the COVID-19 pandemic with less social restrictions, we hold out hope that the pandemic is near its end. As such, PCICS is planning an in-person annual conference in Miami, Florida this December. As part of the Program Committee this year, I can say that the conference this…

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Editor’s Message

“Editor’s Message: Entrusting Learners“. As we all settle into a phase of the COVID-19 pandemic with less social restrictions, we hold out hope that the pandemic is near its end. As such, PCICS is planning an in-person annual conference in Miami, Florida this December. As part of the Program Committee this year, I can say…

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Small Steps to Improving the Quality of Life in the CICU

Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. ~ Hippocrates Eight months ago, I walked into the hospital for a routine induction of labor. Ten days later, I walked out with a new c-section scar, a bag full of anti-hypertensives, and without my son, who remained in the NICU after…

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Associate Editor’s Message November 2021

Burned out on burnout? I’m not surprised. The discussion on burnout has reached a fever pitch over the last two years as professionals in all fields have struggled to adjust to the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Concern about burnout in pediatric cardiac intensive care, however, long predates the pandemic. Burnout was once…

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Associate Editor’s Message August 2021

It is my great joy and pride to invite you all to view the Summer edition of the PCICS Newsletter. Packed with updates from committees and special interest groups, as well as details about the phenomenal Protocol Warehouse, we are calling this one the “Pump It Up” edition – pumping up the enthusiasm for the…

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Editor-in-Chief’s Message: Is DEI just the flavor of the month?

PCICS created a Diversity & Inclusion committee in June 2020 in response to national events in the United States, as a way to raise awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in our field. In addition, the December 2020 international conference had a great panel of invited speakers on this topic. This was followed…

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Editor-In-Chief’s Message February 2021

After the unprecedented year that 2020 was, most of us approached the new year with hope that 2021 will see a transition back to some normalcy by the end of the year. Looking back on 2020, the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) made several adjustments to accommodate for the coronavirus pandemic. The society ended…

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Divided We Fall

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock. As I pondered on how to summarize this editor’s note, I realized that there is actually one overarching theme which conveys a necessity of this current world era and which also summarizes this edition of the PCICS newsletter:…

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